Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Current Affairs - 2020

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

On 14th September 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 was introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020. The bill is aimed Read More…

Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Key Facts

On September 15, 2020, Lok Sabha passed the bill to amend Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The bill seeks to deregulate food items, pulses, cereals and onion. Highlights The amendment is already being implemented as ordinance. The GoI, in June 2020, promulgated the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Key features of the bill The amendment empowers Read More…

Punjab passes resolution against farm ordinances

On August 28, 2020, the Punjab Government passed a resolution against the farm ordinances of the central government. Ordinances In June 2020, the Union Government of India had issued three ordinances as follows Farmers’ Produce Ordinance, 2020 Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 Essential Commodities Ordinance, 2020 Farmer Produce Ordinance, 2020 Read More…

117 new Mandis integrated to E-NAM platform

On May 11, 2020, around 117 mandis were integrated with E-NAM (National Agriculture Market). This has increased the number of Mandis in the country to 962. Highlights The Union Minister of Agriculture launched the mandis through video conferencing. These online Mandis are now being used to trade coconut and bamboo as well. As of May Read More…

E-NAM completes four years of service

On April 14, 2020, the Electronic-National Agricultural Market completed four years of implementation. It was developed under the concept of “One Nation One Market”. About E-NAM E-NAM is managed by the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC). It provides single service for all APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) related activities. Today there are more than 450 Read More…